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Night-vision maker rated a ‘strong buy’

This helicopter with a thermal camera from FLIR was used in the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

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This helicopter with a thermal camera from FLIR was used in the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

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FLIR Systems Inc.’s stock climbed 6.1 percent after Raymond James & Associates Inc. raised its rating on the Oregon company. The maker of night-vision cameras and thermal-imaging and threat-detection systems was lifted to “strong buy” from “market perform” by analyst Brian Gesuale. He cited solid orders in FLIR’s government division, despite recent cuts in spending by the US government.

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